The Rt Hon. the Lord Bates

Lord Bates is a Conservative Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 30 June 2008.

Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP with the name Michael Bates.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Lord Bates, including posts and roles they have held.

Current

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Previous

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Representations

Langbaurgh
Elected 1 time
9 April 1992 - 1 May 1997
Commons

Elections contested

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
1 May 1997
Commons
Langbaurgh
7 November 1991
Commons
Tyne Bridge
11 June 1987
Commons

Government posts

Minister of State (Department for International Development)
Department for International Development
14 October 2016 - 23 April 2019
Lords
Minister of State (Home Office)
Home Office
12 May 2015 - 31 March 2016
Lords
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
Home Office
6 August 2014 - 7 May 2015
Lords
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
HM Household
7 October 2013 - 6 August 2014
Lords
Lords Spokesperson (Department for Work and Pensions)
Department for Work and Pensions
7 October 2013 - 6 August 2014
Lords
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury
16 December 1996 - 1 May 1997
Commons
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
HM Treasury
1 January 1995 - 1 January 1996
Commons
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury
20 July 1994 - 1 January 1995
Commons

Other posts

Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
14 February 2013 - 7 October 2013
Lords
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party
1 January 2007 - 6 May 2010

House membership

Commons
Michael Bates
9 April 1992 - 1 May 1997

Opposition posts

Shadow Minister
Opposition Department
3 July 2009 - 6 May 2010
Lords

Committee memberships

Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee
16 May 2013 - 6 November 2013
Lords
Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee
22 January 2013 - 13 February 2013
Lords
Leader's Group on Working Practices
27 July 2010 - 26 April 2011
Lords
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
25 April 1994 - 25 November 1994
Commons
Health and Social Care Committee
6 December 1993 - 27 June 1994
Commons
Social Security
27 April 1992 - 30 November 1992
Commons